As the NHS continues to face workforce challenges, the attention this week has focused on how the recruitment of people from outside of the UK might look after the UK’s departure from the European Union.
Nutritional assessment as part of wound management
29 October, 2002
VOL: 98, ISSUE: 44, PAGE NO: 62
Andrea Cartwright, RN, BSc, is nutritional nurse specialist, Basildon and Thurrock General Hospitals NHS Trust
Nutrition requires complex multidisciplinary organisational structures in hospitals but is often neglected. Patients’ nutritional status has been shown to deteriorate while in hospital (McWhirter and Pennington, 1994), especially in elderly people and in those whose nutritional status is already compromised.
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